DENVER (CBS4) – The Dumb Friends League takes in approximately 24,000 pets every year, and right now they are looking for people to help their foundation out with an end-of-year donation.

“A lot of money goes into taking care of those pets. Whether it’s just getting them ready for general adoption or taking care of their medical or behavioral needs,” said league spokesman Chris Gallegos during the CBS4 Morning News on Sunday.

The organization, which features a “Pet of the Week” frequently during CBS4 at Noon newscasts, is in the midst of its Paws to Give fundraiser, which helps the homeless pets in their care.

Gallegos said one of the programs they run which benefits from donations in their behavior program, called Clicks and Tricks. He said it does a lot to get pets more comfortable around humans.

“Some of the pets that we get in have had very minimal human contact. So it’s our job not only to make sure they are comfortable in our shelter, but comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people,” Gallegos said.

In addition to monetary donations, the Dumb Friends League also accepts physical items like pet toys and treats.

The Paws to Give fundraiser runs through Jan. 6.



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